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Mexican Madrona Tree

Mexican Madrona TreeThe Mexican Madrona (Arbutus Xalapensis, H. B. K.), similar to the previous species in essential characters, but small in stature, has wandered up along the mountains from Mexico, and grows scattered along the limestone hillsides of western Texas.

Handsome as it is, this tree is not yet known in cultivation. The Mexicans use its wood to make stirrups. It is also used for tool handles and mathematical instruments.